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Baker Hughes Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Good leadership; okay perks; good work life balance; good career progression; plenty of new project within the KL team (in 60 reviews)

  • Good benefits and lovely co workers (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life balance requires improvement (in 62 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas Industry fluctuations with job turnovers (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers, decent benefits, flexibility

    Cons

    There is a lot of uncertainty.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Who Know's What's Going On?"

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    Current Employee - HSE Specialist
    Current Employee - HSE Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits in the past. Fairly flexible work environment (for an old school oilfield service company mentality).

    Cons

    Benefits are declining with recent acquisition by GE. Future is uncertain. Good old boy mentality still prevalent.

  3. "Senior Process Improvement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Process Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, global team and opportunities..some great leaders. "unlimited vacation"

    Cons

    Low pay, overwork, lack of resources recently. Compensation and benefits are becoming the industrial standard and not one of the best any more. Part of the business is being controlled by the Italian with some vanity reporting metrics. Too many layers, difficult to make change

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to do the right things but accountable. More reward and recognition for team that meet target.


  4. "Field engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great training, superb benefits.

    Cons

    Had to leave to work offshore at a moment's notice


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technical Flexible Active Diverse Large

    Cons

    Slow Expensive Stubborn Anonymous


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Poor work enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Enid, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Descent pay and benefits, although benefit cost was increasing.

    Cons

    Low moral and overall hostile work environment
    Poor Management
    Do not value experience
    Poor to no training
    Limited career advancement
    Pay for personnel at same level varies dramatically
    Poor safety Culture
    Only focused on revenue
    Poor customer service

    Advice to Management

    Focus on service and the well being of your team members and revenue will come.


  7. "Flow Assurance Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are great to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of Red Tape

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worked 10+ Years"

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    Former Employee - Technologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees. The Pension (no longer exists under GE)

    Cons

    Management structure.
    Ability of managers to block your transfer within the company
    Difficulty to grow up the ladder under certain titles


  9. "Quality leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Great job to be in at the moment

    Cons

    Going through meager so might be some shake up

    Advice to Management

    Lets through the mergert


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Hughes full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Industry Leader, Technology Driven

    Cons

    Disorganized Corporate Structure
    Continual mergers and spin-offs have weakened Core Business
    Oil & Gas continual lay-off/new hire have lost industry knowledge

    Advice to Management

    The shift to contractors and third party support for IT will further deteriorate the shaky foundation upon which the house of cards has been built upon.


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